PXI Battery Simulator Suits Automotive Apps
Pickering Interfaces is expanding its range of PXI instrumentation modules with the introduction of the 41-752 Battery Simulator. Developed in association with DMC, this six-cell battery simulator provides up to 300 mA of current from each cell. The output voltage from each cell is fully adjustable up to 7 V and each cell includes its own sense lines to improve regulation performance. Each cell can be configured to operate as a current sink in a battery charging circuit of up to 100 mA. Cells and modules can be series-connected to emulate the battery stacks being used in new generation electric vehicles. The independently controlled channels allow the cells to be set to different output voltages to simulate different charge and capacity states.